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Overview

Introduction to Freeport, Maine

Freeport, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 15 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 114 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area.

Freeport History

Freeport was originally a part of North Yarmouth and was known as Harraseeket. Europeans first settled in the area in 1700. The town was incorporated as Freeport on February 14, 1789. The early economy of the area depended on woodworking, shipbuilding, farming, fishing and canning. The first railroad entered in the area in 1849. The Casco Castle and Amusement Park was established in the town in 1903.

Freeport and nearby Attractions

  • Pettengill Farm
  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
  • King Way Mall Shopping Center
  • Pejepscot Museum
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Peary - MacMillan Arctic Museum

Things To Do In Freeport

You can visit the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park while in Freeport. The Pettengill Farm is also a popular tourist destination. The town also has a number of shopping centers including the Freeport Crossing Outlet Mall, Freeport Village Square Shopping Center, King Way Mall Shopping Center and the Freeport Outlet Shopping Center. The First Parish Congregational Church, First Baptist Church and Saint Jude’s Catholic Church are some of the local churches.

Freeport Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Freeport Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and Saint Joseph’s College are some of the nearest universities and colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,527
Male Share of the Population43%
Female Share of the Population57%
Senior Citizens24.8%
Employed Population 16+701
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married55.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.4%
Median Earnings25+$46,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,319

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,759
% Above Poverty Level98.5%
% Below Poverty Level1.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone48.1%
Median Gross Rent$819
Median House Value$207,000

Ancestry

English28.7%
French Except Basque16.7%
Scottish16.2%
Irish16%
Canadian13.8%
German11.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.8%
Turkish10.5%
Greek4.9%
Swedish3.1%
Portuguese2.4%
Italian2%
Norwegian1.7%
Welsh1%
Polish1%
Dutch0.7%
Iranian0.2%
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Freeport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4032
Company Zip Codes4033, 4034
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.85
Approximate Longitude-70.1

Freeport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBRUNSWICK
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brunswick15,564$76,308
Durham3,918$84,667
North Yarmouth3,700$113,333
Pownal1,737$86,442
Topsham6,436$77,500
Yarmouth5,709$100,071

Freeport Public Libraries

Freeport Community Library
10 LIBRARY DRIVE
Freeport, Maine
(207) 865-3307

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Freeport Public Schools

Freeport High School
30 Holbrook Street
ZIP: 4032
(207) 865-4706
High
Total Enrollment 484
Freeport Middle School
19 Kendall Lane
ZIP: 4032
(207) 865-6051
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Mast Landing School
20 Mollymauk Lane
ZIP: 4032
(207) 865-4561
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Morse Street School
21 Morse Street
ZIP: 4032
(207) 865-6361
Primary
Total Enrollment 254

Freeport Private Schools

Meadowbrook Montessori School
51 West St
ZIP: 4032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Merriconeag Waldorf School
57 Desert Rd
ZIP: 4032
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 205
Pine Tree Academy
67 Pownal Rd
ZIP: 4032
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 148
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